February 8, 2016

Praying with the Names of God


My Morning Prayer

Elohim, my Creator, I don’t know who or what will cross my path today. But I do know that You are my Rock and my Fortress. You are my Shield and my Strong Tower.

Help me to anchor myself to You today. Teach me how to stand strong in You and choose only Your way today. Help me walk by Your Truth and not my feelings. Help me to embrace anything that comes my way as an opportunity to see You at work and as an opportunity to point others to You.

Thank You that You love me and nothing can ever take that away from me! Even if I fail today and fall short, You whisper Your unconditional love deep into my soul and remind me that Your mercies are new every morning.

That is truly amazing, Lord.

Thank You for meeting with me today and wake me again tomorrow with the same sweet whisper of Your love. I can’t wait to meet with You again. I ask all this in the powerful and majestic Name of Your Son, Jesus! Amen.

You, sweet friend, are now armed and ready, feet
grounded firm upon the Rock, to start your new day.

From my heart to yours,

Today, I’m excited to announce below the two winners of the “I Know His Name” gift packages!! We have two winners instead of one because we had over 200 comments. Each winner has won a copy of my new book, “I Know His Name,” and a set of the teachings (DVDs) that accompany the book. Winners only (posted below), please e-mail me at deuteronomysix@aol.com by Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. with your full name and mailing address.

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I can’t wait to go on a journey with you through the many magnificent names of God!!

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January 1, 2016

My New Year’s Prayer


Heavenly Father,

You are awesome in glory and majestic in power.

You are the King over all the earth, and You are my King.

Today begins a new year. Thank You for the promise that You are preparing a place for me. With that promise tucked in my heart, I can stand secure in You as Lord of my life.

Thank You that You have sealed me with Your Spirit and engraved my name on the palm of Your Hand.

Thank You that You have made and are making me beautiful in Your sight. Help me to confidently walk in that beauty. Prepare my heart for my reunion with You at the foot of Your eternal throne.

Awake my soul morning by morning to meet with You. Fix my heart on Your steadfast Word.

Show me my sin. Humble my heart to repent of it. Sift me if You need to, Lord. Destroy in me anything that steals my affection for You.

Give me a heart of obedience and surrender.

Draw me close so that I can hear even the faintest of Your whispers. Saturate me with Your love so that I can love lavishly and give generously.

Ignite a fire in my heart for more of You. Infuse me with the fullness of Your Holy Spirit power so I can be Your vessel, fully available to be used by You.

Revive me when I am weary. Strengthen me from within to walk in the plans You have for me, to follow Your will even when it’s hard.

Enable me to trust You in all things. Show me Your ways and move my heart to walk in them.

I pray this in Jesus’ precious and holy name. Amen.

I treasure each and every one of you and the love, prayers and words of encouragement you have given me over the years. Today, God has laid on my heart to pray for you. If you have a prayer request, a prayer you are praying for the New Year, please share it in a comment. I commit to pray for each and every request and prayer. And if you would like to download my prayer, click here.


December 4, 2015

Prayer for Hope

There is evil in this world. It used to seem far away. But now it’s close. It’s scary. It’s hard. My heart wonders how much longer, God? How much longer will evil prevail? How much longer till it touches someone I love?

When my heart reaches this hard place, I turn to what is familiar and safe. Prayer.


I know we live miles … even oceans … apart, but God has knit our hearts together on this blog. We are sisters in Christ. Ordained to be gathered here before time began. Let’s unite our hearts together in prayer.

“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14

Abba Father, day after day horrific events flash before our eyes. Evil people. Angry people. Lost people. Kill. Steal. Destroy. Hate-filled crimes rock our world. Shake us to the very core. Why, Lord, why? What is going on? Where are you in this?

My heart aches. Aches for those who have lost daughters, sons, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, grandparents, friends, co-workers. Who will never again hear “I love you.” Never again hold a hand. Never again receive a goodnight kiss. Never again celebrate a birthday. Share an anniversary.

Will this evil come near me? Near my loved ones? We don’t want to fear, but it’s hard. We don’t want to worry, but it’s getting closer. So, today. we turn our faces to You … our Hope … our Shield … our Defender … our Strong Tower … the One who is Sovereign over all things. Even when it seems everything around us is falling apart, You hold all things together. You alone are the ruler of Heaven and Earth, of all the kingdoms of the nations. Power and might are in Your hand. Nothing and no one can stand against You. No purpose of Yours can be thwarted. Remind us of these truths. Enable us by the power of Your Holy Spirit to take every thought captive, Lord. Give us right thinking. Give us the words to speak and the timing to speak them. And when it’s time to be quite, lead us to pray.

When fear rises up, help us press into Jesus, our Redeemer and Savior. The One who is the Hope of Heaven and our Hope. In Him we have hope for today, tomorrow and even to the end of time. Yes, even to the promised marvelous, glorious end of time. The time when Jesus, King of kings and Lord of lords, will be crowned Lord of All. The time when every knee will bow and every tongue will confess Jesus is Lord.

So although today we weep and grieve for the precious lives taken much too soon, we don’t give in to despair and hopelessness because we stand on solid ground. On the Rock of Ages. Jesus Christ. We stand heart to heart, hand in hand with believers from across the globe proclaiming TRUTH. That Jesus is Lord over All. He is the Destroyer of all evil. He has already overcome the evil one. And because we are in Him, we too are overcomers! 

We stand on these truths from Your living and active Word, God. Words that do not return void but will accomplish what You desire and achieve the purposes for which You sent them.

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 (NIV)

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 (NIV)

“The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.” 1 John 3:8 (NIV)

“You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.” 1 John 4:4 (NIV)

Oh, Father, we thank You that even in the face of the most horrific of evil, we walk in absolute victory … complete and total confidence that we are and always will be overcomers by the power of You our Living God. El Shaddai. Almighty God. The Lord of Hosts. The Commander of Heaven’s Armies.

We pray all of this in the powerful and effective name of Jesus. Amen.

Let’s close our time in worship. Thank you Chris Tomlin for reminding us “The God of Angel Armies is always by our side!”

It would bless me and encourage all who stop by if you would share a prayer or verse that is on your heart.